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Full text of "U.S. foreign trade. Export and import merchandise."

A UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF 
COMMERCE 
PUBLICATION 



/ V \ 



*'-<ris o< ' 



FT-900-72-6 

July 27, 1972 




» U.S. FOREIGN TRADER 

e©KI^AND IMPORT^ 

..... Merchandise 

JUNE 1972 



U. S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE • Social and Economic Statistics Administration • BUREAU OF THE CENSUS 



Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data 



The Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce, 
announced today that during June 1972, seasonally adjusted 
exports, excluding Department of Defense (DOD) Military 
Assistance Program Grant- Aid shipments, amounted to 
$3,904.7 million and that seasonally adjusted general 
imports for June amounted to $4,495.0 million. 1 2 Com- 
parable seasonally adjusted totals for May 1972 were 
$3,913.5 million for exports and $4,465.9 million for 
imports. 

The Bureau, part of the Department's Social and 
Economic Statistics Administration (SESA), noted that 
the merchandise trade deficit of $590.3 million was 
slightly larger ($37.9 million) than the comparable figure 
for May. The deficit for the first 6 months of 1972 
(January-June) was a record $3,342.8 million. The Bureau 
also noted that the deficit recorded during the second 
quarter of 1972 (April- June) of $1,842.1 million exceeded 
the first quarter 1972 deficit by $341.4 million. These 
figures are all based on seasonally adjusted data. 

For the first 6 months of 1972, exports on a seasonally 
adjusted basis were at an annual rate of $46,991 million 
(about 8 percent above the calendar year 1971 total of 
$43,549 million). Imports were at an annual rate of 
$53,677 million (about 18 percent above the calendar 
year 1971 total of $45,563 million). During the 4-month 
period, March-June 1972, seasonally adjusted exports 



averaged $3,867.3 million per month, a level about 3 per- 
cent above the $3,761.2 million average reported for the 
preceding 4-month period, November 1971 -February 
1972. Imports averaged $4,473.9 million per month for 
the current 4-month period, about 9 percent above the 
monthly average of $4,112.5 million reported for the 
preceding 4-month period. (It should be noted that the 
monthly averages quoted for the November 1971-February 
1972 period reflect data compiled during periods when ex- 
port and import operations at most U.S. east, west, 
and gulf coast ports were being affected by dock strikes 
which were either pending or actually in effect.) 

Seasonally adjusted export and import totals for 
selected Schedule A and B commodity sections and 
divisions are shown in tables 4 and 5. (Unlike the over- 
all total, the commodity components for exports exclude 
foreign merchandise and include DOD Military Assistance 
Program Grant-Aid shipments.) 

Exports unadjusted for seasonal change and excluding 
Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments de- 
creased from $4,142.8 million in May to $4,014. 9 million 
in June. With Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid 
shipments included, June exports were valued at $4,050.9 
million as compared to $4,195.5 million in May. Un- 
adjusted general imports amounted to $4,766.5 million in 
June and $4,722.2 million in May. 



^■Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation, but not for price level. Factors used to adjust 1972 data represent 
seasonal adjustment factors derived from monthly data for 1 95&-1 970 and introduced in 1971 combined with the 1972 working- 
day adjustment factors. Distortions in the 1971 monthly trade patterns caused by strikes at U.S. west, east, and gulf 
coast ports led tc the dec is ion to make the seasonal adjustment factors introduced in 1971 applicable to 1972 data. 

^Cumulations of data over at least J- or 4-month periods are desirable to identify underlying trends. Month-to-month 
changes in exports, imports, and similar series often reflect primarily irregular movements. Recent month- to -month per- 
cent changes in the overall seasonally adjusted export and import series are presented in the following table with aver- 
age percent month-to-month rise and decline over longer periods shown for comparison. The average rise and decline fig- 
ures exclude percentage changes for (1) the periods December 1968-March 19&9 and July-December 1971 because of 
abnormal ities in the data due to effects of dock strikes and (2) periods when negligible changes (zero percent) in the 
level of exports/ imports occurred: 





Mon th -to -month 


Average monthly rates of change 


Series 


May-June 

1972 
( percent) 


Apr . -May 

1972 
(percent) 


Mar. -Apr. 

1972 
(percent) 


Feb. -Mar. 

1972 
(percent) 


Average 

rise 
1966-1971 
(percent) 


Average 

decline 

1966-1971 

(percent) 


4 months 
Feb. -June 

1972 
(percent ) 


12 months 
June 1971- 
June 1972 
(percent) 


Exports. . . . 
Imports. . . . 


-0.2 
+0.7 


+4.1 
+0.1 


-3.4 
-0.3 


+2.2 
+1.6 


+4.5 
43.5 


-3.7 
-2.8 


+0.7 
+0.5 


+2.0 
+1.4 



Inquiries concerning these figures should be addressed to the Chief, Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the 
Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Tel: Area Code 301, 763-5140. 



For sale by the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Price 10 cents per copy. Annual subscription 

(FT 900, 975, 985, and 986 combined) $3.00. 



EXPLANATION OF STATISTICS 



Import Statistics 

General imports are a combination of entries for 
immediate consumption and entries into bonded ware- 
houses. Imports for consumption are a combination of 
entries for immediate consumption and withdrawals 
from warehouses for consumption. 

The dollar value shown in the import statistics is 
defined generally as the market value in the foreign 
country and therefore excludes U.S. import duties, 
freight charges from the foreign country to the United 
States, and insurance. Value information is required 
to be reported on import entries in accordance with 
Sections 402 and 402a of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended. None of the values have been adjusted for 
changes in price level. 

It is the objective of the compiling procedures to 
include shipments, insofar as practicable, in the statistics 
for the month of import, which is based on the filing date 
of the import entry or warehouse withdrawal document. 1 
However, because of processing problems, there has 
always been a carryover of a small percentage of items 
from the actual month of importation to a subsequent 
month, usually the succeeding month. The carryover 
should have little effect on month-to-month comparisons 
of overall totals, since the carryover of the previous 
month should compensate roughly for that of the following 
month. 



Export Statistics 

Exports of domestic merchandise include commodities 
which are grown, produced, or manufactured in the United 
States, and commodities of foreign origin which have been 
changed in the United States from the form in which they 
were imported, or which have been enhanced in value by 
further manufacture in the United States. Exports of 
foreign merchandise include commodities of foreign 
origin which have entered the United States as imports 
and which, at the time of exportation, are in substantially 
the same condition as when imported. 

The dollar value shown in the export statistics is 
defined generally as the f.a.s. value at the U.S. port of 
exportation. These values have not been adjusted for 
changes in price level. 

In general, compiling procedures provide for the 
inclusion of shipments in the statistics for the month of 



export. 2 However, as indicated above for imports, 
because of processing problems there has always been 
a carryover of a small percentage of shipments from 
their actual month of shipment to a subsequent month, 
usually the following month. The statement above 
regarding the effect of the import carryover generally 
applies to exports also. 

Revisions to the Statistics 

Revisions are carried into the statistics on a periodic 
basis. Data for 1971 and 1972 appearing in the 1972 
monthly issues of this report are presented as follows: 

1972 Statistics 

a. January through November 1972 issues: figures 
are as originally issued, except as noted below. 

b. December 1972 issue: figures reflect revisions 
for prior months of the year issued with December 
1972 statistics. 

1971 Statistics 

a. January through May 1972 issues: figures reflect 
revisions issued with December 1971 statistics or 
earlier. 

b. June through December 1972 issues: figures reflect 
revisions to 1971 data issued with June 1972 
statistics. 

In addition to the revisions which are made on a 
periodic basis, instances may occur where a significant 
error in the statistics for a month of the current year 
is discovered after the statistics for that month are 
compiled. If the error is of sufficient importance to 
require correction prior to the time that the regular 
revisions are carried, the correction is made and so 
noted in this report. 

Sources of Further Information 

Additional information regarding foreign trade sta- 
tistics coverage, valuation, etc., is contained in the follow- 
ing publications: Report FT 990, Highlightsof U.S. Export 
and Import Trade; FT 135, U.S. Imports, General and 
Consumption, Schedule A Commodity by Country; FT 410, 
U.S. Exports, Schedule B Commodity by Country; and 
the Guide to Foreign Trade Statistics. Information re- 
garding additional sources of statistics, the methodology 
used in seasonally adjusting the data, and other matters 
relating to foreign trade statistics may be obtained from 
the Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. 



1 For shipments by vessel, merchandise is not included 

in the statistics prior to the date of formal entrance of 

the vessel (i.e., the date of the inward customs manifest 
for the vessel) . 



2 With minor exceptions, the date of export for ship- 
ments other than by mail is the date when the shipment 
leaves the United States, or, in the case of vessel or 
air shipments, the date when the carrier departs (or is 
cleared) from the port of export. For mail shipments, the 
date of export is considered to be the date of mailing. 



.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day 

Variation: January 1967 to June 1972 



(In millions of dollars. Data are not adjusted for unusual changes in the level of activity or coverage such as happens during strikes and other events 

that may have adverse effects on the statistics) 



Ratio scale 
5000 

4000 

- 3000 

- 2000 
5000 
4000 

3000 

2000 

Arithmetic 
scale 

- 750 

- 500 

- 250 

- 
-250 
-500 
-750 
-1000 



Seasonally adjusted data 

Moving average of 

seasonally adjusted data 




i I I i i I I i I l l 




I l i I I I I M 



GENERAL IMPORTS 
(MCD moving average-4 term) 




i I i i I i i I I i 



I i i I i i I I i 



J_L 



I I l 1 I I I 



I I I I I I I I I I l 



1967 



1968 



1969 



1970 



1971 



1972 



' Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Grant-Aid shipments. 
2 
Defined as exports (see footnote 1, above) minus general imports. 



Table 1. U.S. Exports, General Imports, and Merchandise Trade Balance, Adjusted for Seasonal and Working-Day Variation, 

by Month: January 1971 to June 1972 











(I 


n millions of doll 


ars) 














Period and 


January- 
June 


January 


February 


March 


April 


May 


June 


July 


August 


Septem- 
ber 


October 


November 


December 


1971 ' 


22,204.5 
22,546.5 

-342.0 

23,495.6 
26,838.4 

-3,342.8 


3,733.4 
3,685.3 

+48.1 

4,220.8 

4,539.6 

-318.8 


3,691.0 
3,546.2 

+144.8 

3,805.6 
4,403.2 

-597.6 


3,814.5 
3,567.6 

+246.9 

3,890.7 
4,475.0 

-584.3 


3,527.9 
3,747.7 

-219.8 

3,760.3 
4,459,7 

-699,4 


3,776.0 
3,987.9 

-211.9 

3,913.5 
4,465.9 

-552.4 


3,661.7 
4,011.8 

-350.1 

3,904.7 
4,495.0 

-590.3 


3,492.5 
3,792.8 

-300.3 


3,677.7 
3,928.2 

-250.5 


4,505.0 
4,237.4 

+267. 6 


2,707.9 
3,522.8 

-814.9 


3,160.3 
3,378.7 

-218.4 




Merchandise trade 


4,128,4 


1972 3 

Imports 

Merchandise trade 









Data for 1971 and 1972 reflect seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page. 
■Represents exports of domestic and foreign merchandise excluding Department of Defense Military Assistance Program Gr; 
J Defined as exports (see footnote 2, above) minus general imports. 



-Aid shipments 



Table 2. U.S. Exports of Merchandise Showing Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program 
Grant-Aid Shipments, by Month: January 1971 to June 1972 

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts) 





Exports excluding 
Grant -Aid 


DOD 


Exports including 
DOD Grant-Aid 


DOD Grant -A id 2 


Period 


Domestic 

and 

foreign, 

seasonally 

adjusted ' 


Domestic 

and 
foreign, 
unadjusted 


Domes tic, 
unadjusted 


Domestic 

and 
foreign, 

unadjusted 


Domestic, 
unadjusted 


Total 


Western 
Europe 


Other 
countries 


1971 


( 3 ) 

22,204.5 

3,733.4 
3,691.0 
3,814.5 
3,527.9 
3,776.0 
3,661.7 

3,492.5 
3,677.7 
4,505.0 
2,707.9 
3,160.3 
3,858.0 

23,495.6 

4,220.8 
3,805.6 
3,890.7 
3,760.3 
3,913.5 
3 , 904 . 7 


43,548.6 

22,521.6 

3,479.9 
3,528.2 
4,107.8 
3,812.6 
3,906.6 
3,686.6 

3,338.1 
3,366.2 
4,219.8 
2,825.7 
3,221.3 
4,055.9 

23,948.8 

3,814 .8 
3,780.0 
4,309.7 
3,886.6 
4,142.8 
4,014.9 


42,910.5 

22,183.5 

3,431.7 
3,471 .6 
4,058.5 
3,748.7 
3,847.4 
3,625.8 

3,292.7 
3,319.0 
4,165.6 
2,773.5 
3,177.0 
3,999.1 

23,566.7 

3,765.9 
3,722.7 
4,250.0 
3,811.5 
4,074.4 
3.942.2 


44,129.9 

22,806.9 

3,530.4 
3,559.4 
4,155.9 
3,856.5 
3,963.5 
3,741.1 

3,395.7 
3,423.8 
4,259.5 
2,891.1 
3,264.5 
4,088.4 

24,223.3 

3,872.6 
3,818.4 
4,349.2 
3,936.7 
4,195.5 
4,050.9 


43,491.8 

22,468 .8 

3,482.2 
3,502.8 
4,106.6 
3,792.7 
3,904.3 
3,680.2 

3,350.4 
3,376.7 
4,205.3 
2,838.9 
3,220.1 
4,031.5 

23,841.2 

3,823.8 
3,761.1 
4,289.5 
3,861.5 
4,127.1 
3,978.2 


581.3 

285.3 

50.5 
31.3 
48.1 
44.0 
56.9 
54.5 

57.7 
57.6 
39.8 
65.4 
43.2 
32.5 

274.5 

57.9 
38.4 
39.5 
50.0 
52.7 
36.0 


272.4 
147.2 

22.6 

13.2 
23.4 
17.0 
42.7 
28.3 

24.5 
28.1 
17.4 
32.5 
16.3 
6.1 

134.2 

37.9 
15.0 
14.0 
25.2 
28.0 
14.1 


308.9 




138.0 




27.9 




18.0 




24.7 


ril 


27.0 


M 


14.2 


y 


26.2 




33.1 








22.3 




32.8 




26.8 




26.3 


1972 


140.4 
20.0 




23.4 




25.5 




24.9 


May 


24.7 


June 


21.9 































'Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page. 
2 Data differ from those released in Department of Defense reports because of a difference in statistical definitions. For a further explana- 
tion, see footnote 2, table E-l, Report FT 990, Highlights of U.S. Exports and Imports. 

^Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. 



Table 3. U.S. Imports of Merchandise, by Month: January 1971 to June 1972 

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts J 



General imports 



Seasonally 
adjusted 1 



Unadjusted 



Imports 

for 

consumption, 

unadjusted 



General imports 



Seasonally 
adjusted 1 



Unadjusted 



Imports 

for 

consumption, 

unadj us ted 



January -December. 

January -June 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



o 

22,546.5 

3,685.3 
3,546.2 
3,567.6 
3,747.7 
3,987.9 
4,011.8 

3,792.8 
3,928.2 
4,237.4 
3,522.8 
3,378.7 
4,128.4 



22,521.3 

3,421.1 
3,187.3 
3,909.7 
3,887.1 
3,845.1 
4,271.0 

3,693.4 
3,838.2 
4,245.9 
3,463.3 
3,522.0 
4,278.7 



45,515.8 
22,430.6 



3 


432 


6 


3 


175 


8 


3 


881 


9 


3 


851 


2 


3 


848 


8 


4 


240 


2 


3 


674 


6 


3 


804 


4 


4 


412 


2 


3 


508 


3 


3 


511 


r > 


4 


174 


3 



26,838.4 

4,539.6 
4,403.2 
4,475.0 
4,459.7 
4,465.9 
4,495.0 



27,037.9 

4,279.9 
4,177.3 
4,844.2 
4,247.9 
4,722.2 
4,766.5 



26,970.1 

4,259.7 
4,157.6 
4,842.0 
4,221.0 
4,690.7 
4,799.0 



Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page. 
"Annual total is not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. 



Table 4. U.S. Exports of Domestic Merchandise Including Department of Defense (DOD) Military Assistance Program 
Grant-Aid Shipments -Schedule B Sections and Selected Divisions, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted, by Month: 
January 1971 to June 1972 

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sum of rounded amounts) 



Schedule B sections and selected divisions 1 



Seasonally adjusted 



1971 

January-June. . . 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

1972 

January-June. . . 

January 

February 

March. 

April 

May 

June 

July 

Augus t 

September 

October 

November 

December 



1971 

January-December 

January-June. . . . 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June. ■ 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

1972 

January-June. . . . 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

Augus t 

September 

October 

November 

December 



2,187.5 

389.6 
370.5 
378.6 
332.7 
374.7 
341.4 
329.2 
328.6 
469.0 
263.5 
349.0 
447.2 



399.4 
374.5 
357.5 
366'. 9 
458.1 
472.9 



4,366.6 

2,161.3 

381.8 
355.3 
387.7 
343.0 
358.6 
334.9 
323.6 
309.2 
445.1 
284.0 
383.2 
460.2 



2,413.4 

379.4 
373.0 
376.4 
361.7 
449.0 
473.9 



436.6 

87.6 
63.4 
79.5 
73.6 
69.3 
63.2 
71.8 
80.2 
98.7 
8.0 
8.3 
53.9 



567.5 

201.5 
145.3 
57.1 
45.6 
62.2 
55.8 



388.0 
340.4 
401.5 
365.9 
350.4 
359.7 
326.1 
347.7 
433.3 
249.6 
328.4 
417.6 



414.7 
369.7 
415.4 
399.5 
375.1 
359.7 



835.2 

146.8 
148.1 
142.3 
135.1 
142.2 
120.7 
103.0 
158.1 
139.6 
81.6 
60.7 
128.0 



789.6 

147.8 
128.1 
145.2 
131.3 
127.8 
109.4 



*40.6 



4 270.2 

4 52.4 
"39.7 
4 38.2 
"35.8 
"42.0 
"62.1 



304.1 
312.8 
317.8 
294.0 
320.2 
340.1 
358.4 
385.5 
451.5 
209.4 
234.1 
305.7 



1,969.6 

378.3 

358.2 
315.2 

279.0 
317.2 
321.7 



2,224.5 

397.2 
365.5 
370.8 
357.6 
357.6 
375.8 
372.5 
375.5 
455.0 
260.5 
324.3 
401.7 



392.3 
386.5 
387.5 
373.0 
379.6 
380.8 



9,850.7 

1,650.6 
1,631.0 
1,742.5 
1,525.3 
1.703.6 
1,597.7 
1,504.1 
1,582.3 
1,936.2 
1,394.1 
1,525.9 
1,659.1 



902.8 
621.2 
787.7 
676.9 
721.3 
685.0 



4,253.3 

788.6 
693.3 
725.5 
663.7 
684.0 
698.2 
662.7 
681.8 
886.6 
588.9 
670.9 
772.7 



870.6 
750.2 
755.3 
726.8 
745.9 
767.2 



264.0 
253.8 
241.2 
236.2 
256.0 
238.2 
254.6 
255.1 
305.4 
226.8 
244.7 
293.7 



1 , 753 . 1 

316.9 
290.9 
286.8 
283.1 
288.6 
286.8 



4,115.6 

531.9 
711.3 
787.6 
612.2 
817.0 
655.6 
586.9 
649.9 
762.8 
567.5 
601.6 
600.7 



636.4 
609.0 
758.1 
653.3 
738.2 
624.9 



1,348.7 

218.4 
223.0 
227.2 
214.2 
230.4 
235.5 
227.1 
238.5 
261.1 
182.8 
214.4 
262.2 



258.7 
253.9 
252.9 
231.9 
256.5 
262.2 



807.2 

'137.7 
'113.8 
*U7.3 
'156.6 
'146.5 
'135.3 
4 134.9 
4 125.3 
4 118.3 
4 124.7 
'107.1 
4 113.8 



4 816.6 

4 150.8 
4 117.4 
4 133.9 
"145.1 
"137.9 
"131.4 



Unadjusted 



57.9 
64.3 
60.0 
61.3 
74.4 
122.7 
10.1 
12.0 
75.8 



126.2 
112.0 
49.5 
34.3 
59.0 
54.1 



383.7 
364.5 
410.0 
382.0 
353.2 
363.6 
298.4 
302.5 
369.2 
266.6 
371.7 
463.2 



397.7 
378.2 
438.2 
399.1 
386.8 
371.2 



1,497.5 

793.6 

119.5 
121.4 
130.1 
141.4 
147.7 
133.5 
107.1 
167.3 
158.2 
87.1 
62.1 
122.1 



116.6 
109.1 
136.5 
131.6 
135.8 
123.5 



312.4 

51.7 
51.6 
56.5 
54.2 
49.2 
49.3 
62.7 
45.4 
58.1 
40.5 
37.0 
59.0 



52.4 
39.7 
38.2 
35.8 
42.0 
62.1 



3,835.8 



280.0 
295.6 
335.6 
324.0 
338.8 
346.9 
368.4 
384.7 
424.8 
204.4 
223.5 
309.1 



337.8 
351.8 
342.3 
294.1 
343.5 
334.8 



372.9 
356.7 
404.5 
388.7 
380.9 
390.5 
352.7 
352.2 
436.8 
253.0 
315.2 
409.3 



2,389.8 

357.4 
391.9 
434.8 
387.5 
413.8 
404.4 



10,202.7 

1,488.8 
1,585.3 
1,949.8 
1,712.9 
1,833.1 
1,632.8 
1,419.9 
1,382.9 
1,814.2 
1,382.9 
1,496.9 
1,760.3 



10,813.6 

1,664.9 
1,637.4 
2,057.6 
1,801.0 
1,895.2 
1,757.4 



701. 
667. 
809. 
757. 
729. 
711. 
664. 
623. 
808. 
587. 
651. 
782. 



751.3 
750.2 
867.1 
794.4 
813.7 
797.9 



254.5 
232.0 
264.3 
254.6 
264.9 
246.8 
244.1 
238.5 
291.7 
234.5 
240.3 
300.5 



296.3 
276.4 
323.2 
291.9 
305.6 
303.5 



532.4 
686.4 
875.8 
700.3 
839.0 
674.6 
511.8 
521.2 
714.0 
561.3 
605.2 
677.0 



617.3 
610.8 
867.3 
714.7 
775.8 
656.1 



209.4 
211.7 
248.1 
231.9 
232.1 
233.4 
221.1 
232.8 
258.0 
185.4 
211.4 
258.8 



240.6 
250.6 
284.0 
271.3 
264.2 
265.4 



807.2 

137.7 
113.8 
117.3 
156.6 
146.5 
135.3 
134.9 
125-3 
118.3 
124.7 
107.1 
113.8 



816.6 

150.8 
117.4 
133.9 
145.1 
137.9 
131.4 



72. 
73. 



1 Schedule B section and selected division descriptions are as follows: 

0. Food and live animals 7. 

1. Beverages and tobacco 

2. Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 

3. Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 

4. Animal and vegetable oils and fats 8. 

5. Chemicals 9. 

6. Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material 
Seasonally adjusted figures for section 7 may differ slightly from the sum of divisions 71,72, and 73 since each is independently adjusted. 
3 Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971, See footnote 1 on front page. 

Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section totals in 
this table and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 2 were adjusted independently. 

"in the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date. 



ery and transport equipment 

Machinery, other than electric 

Electrical machinery, apparatus, and appliances 

Transport equipment 
Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.c. 
Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind 



Table 5. U.S. General Imports-Schedule A Sections, Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted by Month: 

January 1971 to June 1972 

(In millions of dollars. Unadjusted totals represent sum of unrounded figures and hence may vary slightly from sura of rounded amounts) 



Schedule A sections 1 



Seasonally adjusted 2 



1971 

January-June. . . . 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

Augus t 

September 

October 

November 

December 

1972 

January-June. . . . 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



January-December. 

January-June 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 

1972 

January-June. 

January 

February 

March 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August 

September 

October 

November 

December 



520.6 
411.6 
409.2 
485.6 
476.8 
482.7 
492.6 
537.0 
611.5 
299.2 
299.8 
505.7 



609.9 
547.3 
426.8 
481.1 
503.5 
508.7 



5,528.8 

2.772.5 

459.7 
385.6 
458.7 
522.0 
445.8 
500.6 
481.8 
529.0 
609.7 
290.2 
302.8 
542.6 



547.1 
540.8 
472.9 
475.3 
516.1 
525.5 



63.6 

60.2 

62.9 

65.8 

82.4 

99.7 

101.5 

117.4 

113.5 

53.7 

41.2 

51.8 



69.4 
88.6 
95.8 



253.0 
241.9 
295.9 
283.0 
293.1 
317.9 
322.7 
278.5 
306.3 
252.5 
245.5 
279.9 



311.7 
308.5 
305.5 
324.1 
311.0 
296.8 



252.4 
253.3 
270.9 
273.4 
329.6 
309.8 
322.5 
323.6 
350.7 
333.5 
360.9 
34 8.6 



369.9 
352.2 
371.3 
392.1 
379.9 
385.1 



3 90.7 

3 11.9 
3 15.3 
3 16.1 
3 17.6 
3 15.8 
3 13.9 
3 12.0 
3 11.0 
3 17. 6 
3 13.5 
3 12.1 
3 14.8 



3 93.4 

3 14.8 
3 21.1 
3 15.4 
3 12.3 
3 14.3 
3 15.5 



820.3 

135.6 
134.5 
123.9 
132.1 
148.5 
145.7 
154.9 
146.4 
179.5 
118.0 
88.6 
112.7 



171.6 
153.2 
166.2 
179.3 
152.3 
180.5 



808.0 
745.7 
737.9 
760.8 
830.4 
884.1 
799.5 
827.9 
865.3 
723.9 
676.4 
880.9 



963.9 
890.5 
874.1 
809.0 
884.1 
953.8 



6,796.2 

1,104.1 
1,111.7 
1,101.6 
1,122.7 
1,159.5 
1,196.6 
1,081.1 
1,232.1 
1,273.6 
1,166.5 
1,141.0 
1,186.9 



8,480.1 

1,330.4 
1,364.0 
1,502.0 
1,463.3 
1,411.4 
1,409.0 



447.0 
445.7 
433.8 
460.9 
462.5 
476.1 
414.6 
419.3 
441.4 
431.1 
417.1 
540.0 



587.2 
545.7 
606.2 
570.9 
532.3 
563.4 



69.0 
70.4 
74.6 
92.7 
83.1 
86.9 
104.4 
61.4 
50.5 
63.3 



494.0 

83.5 
84.8 
80.9 
68.3 
88.0 
88.6 



3,382.0 

1,663.0 

231.0 
205.4 
307.1 
277.3 
293.7 
348.4 
313.0 
301.8 
308.1 
247.2 
254.3 
294.7 



1,836.4 

288.9 
276.4 
313.5 
291.7 
341.8 
324.1 



3,714.8 



267.6 
255.8 
315.6 
269.3 
297.0 
303.0 
303.8 
327.2 
333.1 
309.8 
331.7 
400.9 



398.4 
375.4 
427.4 
354.9 
375.3 
375.1 



171.6 
90.7 

11.9 
15.3 
16.1 
17.6 
15.8 
13.9 
12.0 
11.0 
17.6 
13.5 
12.1 
14.8 



14.8 
21.1 
15.4 
12.3 
14.3 
15.5 



1,612.3 

837.5 

124.0 
125.4 
144.9 
150.4 
150.5 
142.3 
139.9 
148.2 
165.9 
114.5 
90.1 
116.2 



159.4 
150.8 
192.0 
187.5 
169.2 
175.6 



9,545.8 

4,772.8 

719.9 
635.3 
794.7 
823.9 
851.1 
947.7 
782.7 
811.3 
896.4 
701.5 
716.3 
865.0 



872.3 
800.6 
930.0 
804.9 
993.7 
1,017.7 



13,873.2 

6,978.9 

1,036.8 
1,029.4 
1,239.3 
1,194.6 
1,173.4 
1,305.5 
991.4 
1,027.6 
1,213.8 
1,149.0 
1,210.6 
1,302.0 



,269.2 
,334.0 
,668.7 
,429.6 
,566.6 
,531,6 



5,372.9 

2,545.9 

389.4 
369.5 
442.1 
436.4 
415.8 
492.8 
453.2 
474.7 
484.2 
449.2 
436.7 
538.9 



519.1 
477.5 
610.4 
496.1 
524.8 
580.9 



'Schedule A section descriptions are as follows: 
0. Food and live animals 
Beverages and tobacco 

Crude materials, inedible, except fuels 
Mineral fuels, lubricants, and related materials 
Animal and vegetable oils and fats 



Chemicals 

Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material 
Machinery and transport equipment 
Miscellaneous manufactured articles, n.e.s. 

Commodities and transactions not classified according to kind 
2 Adjusted for seasonal and working-day variation using seasonal adjustment factors introduced in January 1971. See footnote 1 on front page. 
Annual totals are not shown for seasonally adjusted data. Unadjusted data should be used for annual totals. The adjusted section totals in 
this table and similar overall monthly totals in tables 1 and 3 were adjusted independently. 

3 In the absence of demonstrable seasonal patterns for this section, no seasonal adjustment factors have been applied to date. 



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2. 
3. 

4. 



5. 
6. 



8. 

9. 



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